Awareness of Evidence-Based Medicine among Interns of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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Hossein Ebrahimipour 1 , Ali Taghipour 2 , Ali Vafaee-najar 1 , Marjan Vejdani 3 , * , Neda Ghaneie Mazinan 4 , Arefeh Pourtaleb 5 , Zohreh Nejatzadehgan Eidgahi 6

1 PhD in Health Services Management, Associate Professor, Health Sciences Research Center AND Department of Health Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

2 PhD in Epidemiology, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Research Center AND Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

3 M.Sc. in medical and health services management, Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran, Iran

4 Medical Student, Department of Clinical Education, Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

5 PhD Student in Medical and Health Services Management, Department of health services management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

6 Student Research Committee, Health and Management Department, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Ebrahimipour H, Taghipour A , Vafaee-najar A, Vejdani M , Ghaneie Mazinan N , et al. Awareness of Evidence-Based Medicine among Interns of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2014 ; 11(3):e60293.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Strides in Development of Medical Education: 11 (3); e60293
Published Online: September 28, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 15, 2017
Accepted: May 28, 2014

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Interns are one of the most important groups among medical student, and thus, must learn to use evidence-based medicine (EBM). The present study was performed with the aim of evaluating the knowledge of medical interns of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran, on evidence-based medicine in 2013
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 70 medical interns were selected using convenience sampling method. Data were gathered using a standard questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive statistics and SPSS software.
Results: The information source for clinical decision making in 65.7% of interns were their textbooks among which 62.9% used textbooks because of their accessibility. In addition, 95.7% of interns believed EBM to be useful in improving patient care. However, only 37.1% of them knew the meaning of EBM and 95.7% were not familiar with EBM internet sites.
Conclusion: Integrated planning is necessary in order to include EBM courses in medical curriculum and to teach the use of internet and correct forms of searching.
 

Keywords

Knowledge Medical interns Evidence-based medicine

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